Hendrix Student on Successful Business Competition Team

CONWAY, Ark. (May 28, 2014) – Rachel Zweig, a rising Hendrix senior from Fayetteville, Ark., is part of BioBotic Solutions, a successful business plan competition team including three University of Arkansas students.

BioBotic Solutions developed a plan to commercialize a container and robot that automate tissue handling, one of the few pathology lab areas not already automated. The team was co-advised by University of Arkansas Associate Vice-Provost for Entrepreneurship Dr. Carol Reeves, Zweig’s mother.

The team had a remarkable year that included: second place at Nebraska Global Venture Competition; second place at the DWR Arkansas Governor's Cup and the innovation and elevator pitch awards; first place at the TCU Values and Ventures competition, the best undergraduate competition in the country; second place at the DWR Tristate competition in Las Vegas, Nev.; and winner at the G60 Competition in Bentonville, Ark. Overall, the team won over $70,000 in cash and more than $25,000 of in-kind support.

Founded in 1876, Hendrix College is a national leader in engaged liberal arts and sciences education. For the sixth consecutive year, Hendrix was named one of the country’s “Up and Coming” liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report.  Hendrix is featured in the latest edition of Colleges That Change Lives: 40 Schools That Will Change the Way You Think about Colleges, as well as the 2014 Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges, Forbes magazine's list of America's Top Colleges, and the 2014 Fiske Guide to Colleges. Hendrix has been affiliated with the United Methodist Church since 1884. For more information, visit www.hendrix.edu